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David L. Pierson, SE, SECB
Vice President

Fifth grade. Mrs. Taggart.  Career Fair.  She passed around the sign-up sheet and Dave decided he wanted to be an architect.  “Marcia Brady was cute; Mike Brady was an architect, so I wanted to be an architect”.

During his high school senior year, Dave took Applied Physics, Applied Math and decided he would be a Structural Engineer. "I wasn’t the artistic type; I thought I was good at math; I was still intrigued with the building design process, so I chose structural engineering as my profession.”  He spent a few years in the industry throughout Utah and California before joining ARW in 1991. As a Principal Engineer, he oversees multiple projects.  “There are always new projects, I enjoy the variety, and I love visiting construction sites and meeting with clients.” 

When asked, Dave will tell you the top three things he enjoys most in life. “I enjoy spending time and traveling with my wife and kids, seeing my kids work hard and succeed at their endeavors, and my version of golf (and debating what it means to have a sub-par day of golf).”

Utah State University - B.S., Civil Engineering, 1988
Utah State University - M.S., Structural Engineering, 1989

Notable Projects
Palmdale Aerospace Academy - Palmdale, California
Utah State University College of Engineering Building – Logan, Utah
Great Wolf Resort – Grand Mound, Washington
Institutional Food House – Florence, South Carolina
RC Willey Warehouse – Nevada & California
Bishop’s Central Storehouse – Salt Lake City, Utah
Meridian-Portico Medical Office Building – Meridian, Idaho

Professional Organizations and Interests:
Adjunct Professor – Utah State University College of Engineering
Past President - Structural Engineers Association of Utah (SEAU)
Vice Chairman - TMS 402/602 (2022 Masonry Code Development Committee)
Past Chairman – Utah Uniform Building Codes Commission (UBCC)

Licensed In
Utah, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, Oregon, Washington

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